Luas trams Harcourt Street photos

Luas Tram images on Harcourt Street.

A LUAS Dublin tram on the Green Line which runs to Stephens Green from Sandyford in Dublin city. The light rail transit system which opened on June 30th 2004 marked the return of trams to Dublin's streets after an absence of 60 years.

Luas tram photo, Harcourt Street Dublin city
Dublin Luas tram beside old Harcourt Street railway station
Luas tram at old Harcourt Street railway station building.
Back in 1900, a famous incident occurred at Harcourt Street Railway station. On February 14th 1900 a cattle train engine failed to stop at the station track buffers, propelling itself and the buffers through the station's outer wall.
Train crash at Harcourt Street railway station 1900 image
Train crash at Harcourt St. station 1900 image.
The old Harcourt street railway station building dating from 1859 is more recently a restaurant. In 1959 it was auctioned for £67,500 after being closed as a train station in 1958. The current LUAS trams follow a similar route to the old railway line, extending to the Churchtown, Dartry & Sandyford suburbs of South Dublin. Harcourt Street railway station sold for £57,500 in 1959
Harcourt Street station sold in 1959.
The city's last electric tram service to Howth was closed in 1944. The trams had been a part of Dublin city since the introduction in 1896 of a horse-drawn tram service by the Dublin United Tramways Company.
The first tramway in Dublin city opened on February 1st 1872, it was 2 and a half miles in length and extended from Stephens Green to Terenure via Rathmines. The line's construction cost £3,500 per mile of single track.
Old Dublin Howth tram photo
Old Dublin Howth tram.
Photograph by Brendan Doyle.
Dalkey electric tram inauguration photo 1896
Dalkey electric tram, inauguration 1896.
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